Writer’s Guide: How to Pace Your Story

Writer’s Guide: How to Pace Your Story

There was a nervous energy rippling through the rows of people. Through the window, I could see the brilliant orange and purple sunset dripping below the horizon. I couldn’t pinpoint the exact moment the airplane started moving, but I could tell we were picking...
The Man with the Golden Pun

The Man with the Golden Pun

A drop of sweat rolled down his forehead, and slid into his eyes. It stung. Mr. Blond sucked in his breath. He turned his head away, making a clandestine attempt to wipe away the sweat before the Judges noticed. One of the judges cleared her throat, “Something...
How Long Does it Take to Write a Book?

How Long Does it Take to Write a Book?

How many hours does it take to write a first draft? The short answer is it should take around 100 hours to finish your first draft. And when I say around, I mean it could take you anywhere from 50 to literally infinite hours, depending on how you write and how...